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Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Finally, after 36 hours labour my sister in law gave birth to a son. My brother phoned me late last night and I could hear him in the background! I'm an auntie!

Finally, I have found my camera charger. I found it in a broken bag behind our clothes rack while I was looking for wool to make a blanket for my new nephew!

Finally, I have my new press up and running. I just need to get to know it a bit better before I can start on the real stuff, there are a few things I need to iron out first.

And finally, I'm getting these images loaded up onto etsy and my blog. Here's the Crested Pigeon.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Exciting News

A few more hiccups before I'm truly back at my blog! I had a few weeks where I thought this computer had died, but it seems to be working again without me doing anything to it! Another hindrance is I can't locate my camera recharger, so I've having to scan everything in and I have a very substandard scanner!

I have decided to finally upload images of some of my scholarship etchings that I did while at Australian Print Workshop the past year. These are the etchings included in my recent exhibition at APW which finished on the 20th December. I have now added these two below to my 'bridgetfarmerprints' etsy shop.
So, what is my exciting news? Well, I have two pieces of news. As I type, my sister in law is in labour with the first baby of our immediate family. They are in Belfast and I am in Melbourne, so I've been kept up to date by my brother with texts. I'm sending them lots of good thoughts!

My other news is that I've bitten the bullet and finally, actually bought myself a printing press. So I'll be printing away whenever I want now. I can't wait to get it all set up and working. I'd take a photo of it to show, but as I said, I can't find my camera battery charger and it would be a bit too difficult to scan!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I'm Back!

Hooray, we have Internet in our home! No more trips to the library or sneaky posts while at work. I've so much catching up to do because I've been making lots of things since I had so much more time due to not being able to work on the computer!

OK, I'll start today with the new bird prints I've been making.

I was very busy last week because I wanted to get some new gocco prints out for all the markets I'm doing in the run up to Christmas. You can find me as usual at Rose Street Artist's Market every Saturday and at the Abbotsford Convent Makers Market for the next few Sundays. Also I'm doing Northcote Twilight Market at Northcote Town Hall Thursday nights 6 till 10. This is a lovely little market and I just love the cycle up that great big hill every Thursday!

So, here are the new gocco prints, this is a New Holland Honeyeater. I often get asked if I have any prints of this bird and now I do!

And these two little birds are Australian Robins. I thought since robins are Christmassy back home in the UK, I'd try a few Australian ones. The top one is an Eastern Yellow Robin and the bottom one is a Flame Robin.
And of course, no prizes for this one, a Laughing Kookaburra. I heard one from our living room in our new house earlier this week. They sound fantastic!

To read more about how these gocco prints are made see my tutorial blog post on the subject.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

We Have a Winner!

It's been a while since my last post, this is due to not having internet available. After moving out of our previous place I've been living with my boyfriend's friends in their living room for the first two weeks which was an experience. One good thing about it was that their cat was adament that it was going to sleep on our sofa bed and Jeremy's allergies subsided slightly, so there is hope yet of owning a lovely cat one day in the future!

All this while I've been battling it out with very small children in libraries for the use of computers. It gets a bit upsetting when you are there to look through for a place to live and you have to wait for a crowd of children to stop playing computer games. But maybe my annoyance was just because of my stress levels and desparation to sleep in a normal bed.

Now we have found a lovely lovely house, I think it's the best place in Melbourne! Unfortuneatly it's going to be demolished in 9 months, but we're going to make the most of it in that time. We still have no internet but that is on it's way. Also we need to work out why the shower only has two temperatures - scalding hot or freezing cold, as well as why we can't get electricity in the studio room. But it's coming together nicely.

But the main reason I'm posting is because we have a winner for the November blog giveaway! The winner is Feed The Dog who has had a run of bad luck lately so I hope this will cheer her up. She chose "Circle Blue" as her favourite and it will be flying its way to her in time for Christmas.

For some reason on this computer I can neither add images nor spell check, so my appologies for such a dull looking, badly spelt post. Hopefully soon I will be back in order and able to post from home.